The John F. Kennedy Bunker, located on Peanut Island in Palm Beach County, was hastily constructed in the early 1960s to protect President Kennedy and his staff in the event of a nuclear strike. A local team of architects, preservationists and fundraisers are on a mission to save this historic site.

The Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ hosts the Community Arts Program, which brings classical and jazz musicians to South Florida to perform for the public, and to engage with local students.  

06/05/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Matt Cooper tells us about The Taste of the Caribbean, the popular culinary and culture showcase in Miami. The 14th Annual Hukilau brings a Polynesian celebration to Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale next week.   Chris DeAngelis highlights the Exotica, Jazz, Surf and Rockabilly bands and the Tiki Tower Takeover. Jazz drummer Duffy Jackson swings at ArtsGarage in mid-June. Chef Norman Van Aken and our Florida Keys calendar wrap up the show.

Grave Matters - A History of Death and Mourning

May 25, 2015
The first official Decoration Day
The Library of Congress

For Memorial Day, WLRN presents “Grave Matters: A History of Death and Mourning”, produced by the program “Backstory”, distributed by PRX.  In this special program the “History Guys” and their guests explore Americans’ changing attitudes about death, mourning, and ways of remembering.

Originally Published by the Back Story on May 23, 2014

ArtServe, located in Fort Lauderdale, provides much-needed support and opportunities for artists and arts organizations.  This year marks its 25th anniversary of making a difference in Broward County.

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach is on a mission to gross you out this summer: The center's "EWW! What's Eating You?" exhibition is designed to make visitors' skin crawl. 

Hear more about it here:

Director John Boorman may be 82 years old, but his work and his singular cinematic vision have not diminished.  The director of "Deliverance" and "Hope and Glory" spoke with Caroline Breder-Watts at the opening of his latest film, "Queen and Country."

Susan Danis, General Director and CEO of Florida Grand Opera, speaks with Caroline Breder-Watts about her background, the challenges of of FGO's past season, and the excitement looking ahead to the company's 75th Anniversary season. 


Paul Leary

04/16/15 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Dr. Michael Pacin about food allergies – why we are seeing a large increase in them and how to diagnose and control them.  Dr.

4/10/15 - On South Florida Arts Beat catch South Florida’s beloved Jazz Pop chanteuse, Ms. Nicole Henry, singing songs from the Great American Songbook to the Pop and R & B standards we grew up listening to and loving.

Her passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma earned her a 2013 Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance.”